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My first double bass recording - with a grammy winning producer!

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [DB]' started by Pacman, Apr 1, 2004.


  1. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    Well, I'm psyched. I spent the last week at a studio in Dallas recording our big band - with Gordon Goodwin writing and producing! If that's not enough, it's my first double bass CD project (I started with the Big Girl about 2.5 years ago...).

    Sound was taken from my bass (isolated in the vocal booth) by a Neumann M-147 placed near the end of the fingerboard, pointed halfway between the F hole and the fingerboard - roughly 5"-6" away. Also the output of my K&K BassMaster Pro was taken out of my Fishman bass blender (although, I don't think they'll use that signal - the mic sounded too good).

    Honestly, guys - hearing the playback, it was difficult for me to believe I could sound like that! It just sounded too good to be me. Pitchwise, it was much better than I thought, though I did go back and fix some areas.

    We did use a click (Gordon's insistance) - which is like sticking a knife into a trumpet player's chest, but we did manage to swing in spite of it.

    Finished product should be done by August. Maybe someone here can host a few tracks for me? I know we won't press enough for everyone.....

    Thanks for letting me share my week....
     
  2. Hey, congratulations! We all look forward to hearing the results!

    - Wil
     
  3. Ed Fuqua

    Ed Fuqua

    Dec 13, 1999
    NYC
    Chuck Sher publishes my book, WALKING BASSICS:The Fundamentals of Jazz Bass Playing.
    Studio am FUN! Congrats and isn't that what they make CD burners for?

    Maybe it's time to start compiling the TB/DB Johnson Chronicles Basstravaganza Volume Der.
     
  4. godoze

    godoze

    Oct 21, 2002
    That's wonderful John...Better than the recording i did a coupla weeks ago whe nthe whole band was recorded with 2 mic's suspended from the ceiling...


    Again, good show old bean !
     
  5. It's such a nice gift during a playback to be able to say "****.I sound better than I thought I did....Great motivator!!
    Way to go Jon!
     
  6. Johnny L

    Johnny L

    Feb 14, 2002
    Victoria, TX
    Congratulations Jon!!
     
  7. John Sprague

    John Sprague Sam Shen's US Distributor

    Mar 10, 2003
    Rochester, NY
    Sales Manager, CSC Products Inc.
    Hey congrats Pack 'em in! I'll host a couple of tracks for ya when it's ready. Just zip 'em up and email them to john@johnsprague.com . Perhaps The Talkbasses should be expanded to showcase some choice cuts from TB/DB.

    Make sure you clearly state what they are in the email's subject, I get fidgety about attachments, the internet being the cespool that it is. And don't use words like "enlarge" or "viagra" in the subject, or my isp may filter/discard them. ;)
     
  8. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    Thanks, John! Would anyone be interested in an unmixed cut or two?
     
  9. Ed Fuqua

    Ed Fuqua

    Dec 13, 1999
    NYC
    Chuck Sher publishes my book, WALKING BASSICS:The Fundamentals of Jazz Bass Playing.

    Me, me, me!
     
  10. No thanks.





    Just kidding!!!! Of course Man!
     
  11. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    Ok, I'll convert two tunes to MP3 and zip them to John tonight. You guys rock!
     
  12. TETRIS:

    Very cool! Goodwin is an amazing writer/arranger. I heard his Big Phat Band in Anaheim with clarinetist Eddie Daniels as special guest, and the charts and musicians were amazing (Gordon and Eddie were in the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis band together).

    Did he write the charts specially for this recording?

    Can't wait to hear your Christopher. How did she perform?
     
  13. Chris Fitzgerald

    Chris Fitzgerald Student of Life Staff Member Administrator

    Oct 19, 2000
    Louisville, KY

    Me, me, me too. And I swear on a stack of Miles records that I'll be sending out unmixed Harry Pickens trio cuts soon.
     
  14. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    Hey John, what's your email addy?